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Nicki Minaj EXPLODES At Miley ...You Bitch

8/30/2015 6:55 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Nicki Minaj just went nuts on Miley Cyrus at the VMA's, referring to her as a bitch for trashing her in the media.

Nicki had just won Best Hip-Hop Video for "Anaconda" and accepted the award serenely, thanking her pastor. She then launched her attack, angrily referring to Miley as a "bitch" for comments she made to the New York Times.

Miley was quoted as saying, "Nicki Minaj is not too kind and not very polite.  I know you can make it seem like, oh I just don't understand because I'm a white pop star.  I know the statistics.  I know what's going on in the world.  But to be honest, I don't think MTV did that on purpose."  

Miley was referring to Nicki dismissing the Video of the Year nominees as a bunch of skinny girls ... people thought she was referring to Taylor Swift.

You gotta see the video. There's genuine anger.


Kanye West Campaign Platform Free Yeezys for Everyone!

8/31/2015 6:03 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Kanye West hit up Craig's after his VMA acceptance rant/presidential announcement, and he made a campaign promise so tempting it harkens back to a presidential promise made nearly 100 years ago.

Kanye -- flanked by Kim and Kourtney -- vowed to give everyone Yeezys if he wins. It's not as delicious as "a chicken in every pot," but pretty tempting.

VMA After-Parties Look Hot, Say Nothing

8/31/2015 6:48 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The biggest stars in the music world -- and their tag alongs -- did what they did best ... lookin' hot and sayin' nothing at the VMA after-parties.

Cara Delevingne, Selena Gomez, Tyga, Kylie, Joe Jonas, Gigi Hadid, Diddy, Pete Wentz, The Weeknd and a bunch of others hit up various restaurants and clubs in L.A. and WeHo.

Jamie Foxx did speak and seemingly endorsed Kanye's 2020 run for the Presidency.

A good night was had by all.

Justin Bieber Breaks Down in Tears During VMA Performance

8/30/2015 7:24 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Justin Bieber totally lost it during the VMA's, sobbing as he explained his life's journey in progress.

Bieber was singing his new song, "What Do you Mean," when he began musing abut the twists and turns of life ... clearly referring to his own rocky road over the last few years.

More therapeutic than Dr. Phil.


Kanye West I'm Running for President!!!

8/30/2015 8:11 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Kanye West just announced he's running for President in 2020.

On almost every level, it would seem like a gag to end his endless speech at the VMA's, but the Filibuster was so self-aggrandizing he just may mean it.

Here's the thing ... CNN's Brian Stelter just tweeted "Kanye for President" was registered earlier this year.

The whole speech was bizarre ... he relived the Taylor Swift hijack in endless detail, choking up, then acting contrite and the next moment outraged.


Nicki Minaj vs. Taylor Swift Bad Blood Over VMA Snub

7/21/2015 3:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0721-taylor-swift-nicki-minaj-TMZ-GETTY-01Nicki Minaj went for Taylor Swift's neck when “Anaconda” and “Feeling Myself” got snubbed in the VMAs Video of the Year category, and just like that ... TWITTER WAR!

Minaj thinks her solo vid and her duet with Beyoncé got dissed because they don't fit the required body type -- “If your video celebrates women with very slim bodies, you will be nominated for vid of the year.”

Considering Bey (for "7/11") and Taylor (for "Bad Blood") are the only other female nominees ... Swift immediately took offense to Nicki's shot, and fired back, "It's unlike you to pit women against each other."

Minaj claims she wasn't trying to start beef, but the damage has been done.

Y'know it used to be mad love ...


Suge Knight Shooting Cops Identify Trigger Man Still Can't Bust Him

10/12/2014 12:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Suge Knight is one step closer to getting justice -- cops now believe they know who shot him 6 times on the Sunset strip ... but they still face a major hurdle to closing the case.

Law enforcement sources tell us they've reviewed security cameras and spoken to multiple witnesses of the August shooting at 1Oak, and while they're confident they've identified the suspect responsible for shooting Suge and 2 others -- they still don't have enough evidence to arrest the suspect.

As we told you .... it's been hard for investigators to get witnesses to open up -- par for the course after a Suge-involved shooting -- and that includes Suge.

We're told L.A. County Sheriff's investigators are still looking for that golden witness to come forward so they can make the arrest.


MTV VMAs Stagehand Sues The Award for Best Fall Goes to...

9/5/2014 12:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
0904-mtv-vmas-stage-and-logo-getty-01You couldn't blame a stagehand from the MTV Video Music Awards for having stage fright -- the guy took a painful fall off a red carpet platform ... according to the lawsuit he just filed.

Barry Glenn Bass says he was part of a work crew on the 2012 award show at Staples Center ... when a stage collapsed, causing him to plunge six feet. In the lawsuit, obtained by TMZ, he says the stage had not been properly supported.

Bass claims he was hurt badly enough that he was unable to work and got saddled with medical bills. The suit doesn't specify his injuries.

He's suing MTV's parent company, Viacom ... and AEG, which owns the venue -- saying they were responsible for the "unsafe" conditions that caused his tumble.

We reached out to MTV and Viacom … So far, no word back.

Suge Knight I Don't Care Who Shot Me

9/2/2014 2:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Suge Knight says it doesn't really matter who fired six shots into his body during a pre-VMA party -- because he's not concerned with getting revenge ... or at least that's what he wants you to believe.

Suge called in to TMZ Live Tuesday to talk about his recovery since the the shooting last month, and gushed about everything from his treatment at Cedars-Sinai ... to his new outlook on life after surviving.

As for who shot him -- Suge hints he might have seen the suspect, but quickly states it doesn't really matter because he's focused on other things now.

As TMZ first reported ... Suge dodged conversations with investigators while he was in the hospital. Now that he's recovering at home ... it doesn't sound like Suge's changed that stance.

Suge Knight 6 Bullet Holes & Huge Surgery Scar The First Photos

9/2/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
suge-knight-bullet-wounds-gallery-launch-template-NEW-01Suge Knight's torso looks like a piece of Swiss cheese -- riddled with 5 bullet holes, plus another in his arm -- and these photos of the damage make you wonder how in the world he survived.

In the pics, obtained by TMZ, some of Suge's wounds are still packed with gauze ... after the shooting nine days ago at a pre-VMA party hosted by Chris Brown.

You can also see the massive scar down the middle of his gut-- sources tell us doctors had to slice his torso open to make sure the bullets did not hit any major organs. Amazingly, they did not.

One crazy detail -- the bullet hole in Suge's arm is inches away from his ink honoring Tupac. One cool detail -- docs stapled him up so well, his tatt of a vintage whip almost looks untouched.

Thug life.

Kim Kardashian Keep Rita Ora Away From Me!

9/1/2014 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kim Kardashian Rita Ora VMAsKim Kardashian gave Rita Ora the cold shoulder at the VMAs last Sunday -- refusing to sit near her -- and sources close to the family say it's because Kim blames her for screwing with Rob Kardashian's head.

We're told Kim arrived at the awards show and discovered her seat was just a couple away from Ora's. Not wanting any drama ... she asked producers to find her a different seat. We're told she wasn't a diva, she just didn't want to have to be social with Rita.

0829-rita-ora-chair-TWITTER-01Sources close to the Kardashians tell us the family still blames Ora for some of Rob's issues ... since his ugly breakup with her in 2012.  

VMA producers had to scramble, but ultimately they found a seat for Kim ... with Kendall and Kylie.


Suge Knight Released From Hospital ... Nursing Wounds at Home

8/27/2014 2:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Suge Knight left an L.A. hospital early Wednesday ... just 3 days after taking SIX gunshots to the gut at a pre-VMA party -- and he's healing amazingly well.

Suge's rep tells TMZ ... the music mogul left Cedars-Sinai around 6 AM, and doctors say he won't need any rehab -- just a few follow up visits.

As we previously reported ... Suge got blasted Saturday night at 1Oak nightclub at a Chris Brown hosted event -- but he's refusing to cooperate with the police investigation.

We're told Suge is already back on a regular diet, and if he keeps his bandages clean ... he'll be good to go.

Only Suge makes getting shot look like it's no big deal.

Suge's College FB Coach He Wasn't Gangsta At UNLV

8/27/2014 12:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
0826_Wayne-Nunnely_suge-knight-getty-tmzSuge Knight hasn't always been the hardest man in the world -- we didn't say that by the way -- his college football coach Wayne Nunnely did ... telling TMZ Sports Knight was the total "opposite" of a thug at UNLV.

FYI -- Knight was a defensive end for the Running Rebels in 1985 and '86 -- and Coach Nunnely (the man in charge at the time) tells us the Suge he knew was less gangsta and more good guy.

"Imagine the total opposite of the guy you know now, that was Suge."

Nunnely, who went on to coach in the pros as an assistant with the Saints, Chargers and Broncos says Knight changed his image in a BIG WAY after he left Las Vegas.

"Helluva player, one of the most respectful, hard working guys I ever had. One of our leaders, I don't know what happened when he put his pads down."

Suge, who's refused to work with law enforcement in identifying the individual who shot him SIX times this past weekend, definitely has the support of his former coach in his recovery

"Hopefully he makes it back, I'm praying for him."

Might wanna throw a prayer out there for whoever shot him too. We're just sayin' ...

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